Remove DSA write_params.

This imports upstream's ea6b07b54c1f8fc2275a121cdda071e2df7bd6c1 along
with a bugfix in 987157f6f63fa70dbeffca3c8bc62f26e9767ff2.

In an SPKI, a DSA key is only an INTEGER, with the group information in
the AlgorithmIdentifier. But a standalone DSAPublicKey is more complex
(and apparently made up by OpenSSL). OpenSSL implemented this with a
write_params boolean and making DSAPublicKey a CHOICE.

Instead, have p_dsa_asn1.c encode an INTEGER directly. d2i_DSAPublicKey
only parses the standalone form. (That code will be replaced later, but
first do this in preparation for rewriting the DSA ASN.1 code.)

Change-Id: I6fbe298d2723b9816806e9c196c724359b9ffd63
Reviewed-by: Adam Langley <>
4 files changed
tree: 0abcfdaece1851181e971b532845a68ca91ede7e
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  2. .gitignore
  4. CMakeLists.txt
  11. codereview.settings
  12. crypto/
  13. decrepit/
  14. fuzz/
  15. include/
  16. ssl/
  17. tool/
  18. util/


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